HTTP IP SLA with question mark in URL

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Feb 17th, 2009

I am trying to setup an HTTP IP SLA with a URL that contains a question mark (?). It will not work when I type it in as it thinks I am trying to get help. It will work if I copy/paste in the URL, but then when you show run, the question mark is removed.

For example:

ip sla monitor 9999

type http operation get url

When that is pasted in, it is converted into:

ip sla monitor 9999

type http operation get url

Notice the question mark has been removed. And that will return a 404 message because that page does not exist.

I tried using raw instead of get, but has the same issue.

Is there an escape character that needs to be added or something to make the question mark work?

This was previously discussed at, but no one ever answered the question.

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 7 years 7 months ago

To type a '?' into IOS, hit Control+V then '?'.

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